Snotty, teary, and heartbroken: thoughts from Uganda

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Hey guys, it’s Chantelle here. For the past two weeks I’ve been in Kampala, Uganda. I’ve been scoping out potential partners to work with in bringing One Girl’s work to Uganda, and also meeting some of our potential new scholars. Listening to their stories, hearing about their challenges, and the insane things they’ve gone through. And I am completely and utterly heartbroken. I’m sitting here in my room, crying my eyes out. I have snot dripping down my face. My face is a swollen mess. And I haven’t slept properly in days. This is not the glamorous side of our…

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Do It In A Dress and educate a girl in Africa

What if the clothes you wore could change a life?

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It’s time to dust off those dresses. We’ve launched Do It In A Dress for 2015 and and we want you to get ready to change thousands of lives this October! But before you do anything, watch this video. It’s our best campaign video yet and we’re so ridiculously excited to share it with the world…. Now if that doesn’t inspire you to get your dress on, we don’t know what will! 66 million girls around the world don’t have access to education, simply because they were born a girl. Because they were born into poverty, or a culture or…

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DGR feature

Who knew 3 little letters could bring so much happiness?

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We didn’t think it was possible for three TEENY TINY letters to make us SO happy. But they have.  It’s been a long time coming. And we can barely contain our excitement in sharing this with you now… Just a few weeks ago we got a letter from Mr Tax Man in the mail that we hope is going to be a game changer for us. Now usually letters from the ATO don’t lead a great deal of joy, happiness or spontaneous partying, but in this case did. In a BIG WAY. Remember this cute little GIF-filled blog we wrote about…

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How to Start Your Own Community Project, Business or Non-Profit

By | Amazing Supporters, Blog, Setting up a non-profit | No Comments

My stomach sank. It was another no. Another ‘no thanks’. Another ‘I appreciate the offer, but it’s not for me.’ Rejection. It’s gross. It’s uncomfortable – and when you’re trying to start anything, a business, a community project or a non-profit – it’s part of the journey. Starting One Girl meant that we were faced with an endless stream of rejections – if only I’d known at the beginning this was just one hurdle in the role of ‘starting something’, perhaps I wouldn’t have spent so much time not believing in myself or thinking that I’d messed up. And rejection…

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One Girl Gala : A Night To Dream

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Last Saturday night in an amazing warehouse space in Melbourne, something incredible happened. Something that took months of planning, design, preparation (and I’ll admit it – a little panic). We held our annual One Girl Gala – and it was a stunning, inspiring, ridiculously fun night. We set out to create a night filled with dreams, the most inspiring stories, and some sneaky surprises for our amazing community. And we did just that. We created a Night to Dream. When you’re young, the world is your oyster. You can be a ballerina, an astronaut, a cowboy if you want! But…

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One Girl's next chapter..

There’s a secret we’ve been keeping from you…but now we’re ready to spill our guts

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We’ve got an exciting announcement that we can’t wait to share with you! It’s big news. It’s a HUGE step forward for us as an organisation, and it’s been a long time coming. Can you guess what it is? Since One Girl began, we’ve been working in Sierra Leone, West Africa. It’s one of the worst places in the world to be born a girl. And we are so proud of the work we’ve been able to do there through your support. With 200 girls on scholarships, over 1200 women and girls accessing sanitary pads, two schools built, and over…

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